So this marks our 100th post and one year anniversary. We’ve had interviews, polls, contests and more over the last year. We’ve also gained 1,000+ Twitter followers and made some good friends along the way. Thank you so much for your support and we look forward to an even better 2nd year!
There’s a new documentary about 3D printing called “Print the Legend” that tells the story of cutthroat 3D printing start-ups. The movie centers on the question, “The 3D printing revolution has begun. Who will make it?” The story isn’t about 3D printing technology explicitly, but rather groups of entrepreneurs in an exploding industry. The movie was screened and won an award at this year’s SXSW and it was also announced it would soon be available exclusively on Netflix. You can watch the trailer here.
You don’t have to read much of a newspaper today to run into an article about privacy concerns and how they intersect with the digital world. From Bitcoin to the NSA, it seems nothing is beyond the reach of hackers. This may soon apply to your 3D prints too
Nora Freeman Engstrom wrote a spectacular article in SSRN called, “3-D Printing and Product Liability: Identifying the Obstacles.” The article describes how current product liability law could apply/change with widespread adoption of 3D printing. Continue reading
On my trip to the Great Barrier Reef in 2012 you quickly and constantly hear about the disappearance of the reef and its environmental impact, some estimates put the coral loss at 50%. You may have heard of groups intentionally sinking old ships to create artificial reefs and often cast concrete is used, but both these struggle to produce the complexity and diversity of a natural reef. Enter 3D printing Continue reading
What does heavy industry and pregnant elephants have to do with 3D printing? We’ll get to that towards the end I think the payoff will be worth it for you. I subscribe to a number of diverse industrial journals and was surprised to see an article in Foundry Management & Technology about 3D printing of industrial pumps. Maybe I’m foolish, but to me it was a sign, Continue reading
We’ve talked about the XBox Kinect before, but when I saw this headline about XBox Kinects being used to guard the Korean border (known as the DMZ) I thought it was an early April Fool’s joke. Continue reading